Carlos Gómez#14, CF, Texas
- 4 December, 1985
- Birth Place:
- Santiago, Dominican Republic
- Undrafted Signed by the New York Mets
— Player Notes
Advice: Of course, he finished 1-for-4 with the homer and a strikeout, but it's the big fly that people will latch onto. Gomez was so bad with the Astros that they waived him after giving up an attractive package of prospects for him at last year's trade deadline, but the Rangers hope they can catch lightning in a bottle. If they can, Gomez could be in a really good spot with that lineup and ballpark. While those odds remain long, Thursday was a start.Thu, 25 Aug Rotoworld
Advice: He will start in left field for Texas on Thursday night against the Indians. Gomez signed a minor league contract with the Rangers last week after getting released by the Astros and earned the quick promotion by hitting .308/.357/.538 over 14 plate appearances at Round Rock. We doubt he's suddenly going to find himself again in Arlington, but stranger things have happened. Gomez was a back-to-back National League All-Star in 2013-2014 with the Brewers.Rotoworld
Advice: No surprise here, as manager Jeff Banister said on Tuesday that this was a strong possibility. Gomez was signed to a minor league contract by the Rangers earlier this month after the Astros released him. The versatile-when-right outfielder has been playing at Triple-A Round Rock in preparation for his return to major league play. He's doubtful to carry significant fantasy value down the stretch after batting .210/.272/.322 over 323 plate appearances this year for Houston.
More: Jeff Wilson on TwitterWed, 24 Aug Rotoworld
Advice: That's assuming everything goes well in his third game with Triple-A Round Rock on Tuesday night. Gomez went 3-for-5 with a triple and two RBI on Monday and is 4-for-9 so far at the Triple-A level. Texas signed the 30-year-old center fielder to a minor league contract last week after he was released by the Astros.
More: Jeff Wilson on TwitterTue, 23 Aug Rotoworld
Advice: Gomez signed a minor league deal with the Rangers over the weekend and is now 4-for-9 with a triple and a double through his first two games in Triple-A. He's expected to play a handful more games in the minors before joining the major league roster. The plan calls for him to serve as the regular left fielder down the stretch. The 30-year-old was batting just .210/.272/.322 over 323 plate appearances prior to being released by the Astros this month.
More: Jeff Wilson on TwitterTue, 23 Aug Rotoworld
Advice: The Rangers decided to take a shot on Gomez with Shin-Soo Choo (forearm) out for the season, and evidently the plan is to stick him in the lineup regularly. Gomez is currently at Triple-A Round Rock, where he'll get in a handful of at-bats before joining the big club. The veteran outfielder has batted only .210/.272/.322 over 323 plate appearances this season, making him hard to trust in fantasy leagues even though he's got an everyday job again.
More: Jeff Wilson on TwitterSun, 21 Aug Rotoworld
Advice: Gomez will report to Triple-A Round Rock where he'll play a handful of games before joining the Rangers Thursday for the start of their 10-game homestand. When he arrives in the big leagues, Gomez will likely move into a right field platoon with Nomar Mazara. The Rangers needed an outfielder with Shin-Soo Choo (wrist, forearm) out for the season. Gomez also drew interest from the Marlins and Giants before joining Texas.
More: Fort Worth Star-TelegramSat, 20 Aug Rotoworld
Advice: Gomez has also been linked to the Marlins and Giants in recent days, though it looks like he's on his way to Texas. With Shin-Soo Choo (wrist, forearm) out for the season, Gomez will likely form a platoon with Nomar Mazara in right field. Gomez was having a dreadful year before the Astros dumped him, hitting just .210 with five homers, 29 RBI and 13 steals in 85 appearances. Hopefully he'll benefit from a change of scenery.
More: Jon Heyman on TwitterSat, 20 Aug Rotoworld
Advice: We've known about the Marlins' interest for a while now and they are certainly an obvious fit after Giancarlo Stanton's season-ending groin injury. It's the first time that the Giants have been mentioned as a possible fit for Gomez, but they might be looking to shake things up since they've played so poorly since the All-Star break. The Cardinals and Mets had previously been mentioned as having interest in Gomez, but it appears those two clubs have moved on.
More: Jon Heyman on TwitterFri, 19 Aug Rotoworld
Advice: They were apparently unable to work out a trade, and Gomez will officially become a free agent over the weekend. Houston remains on the hook for what remains of his $9 million salary, so whoever signs Gomez will only have to pay him a prorated portion of the veteran minimum. With the Cardinals' and Mets' interest in the outfielder apparently overblown, the Marlins look like a good bet to sign Gomez.Fri, 19 Aug Rotoworld
Monday, 29 August
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Head-to-head vs. Seattle
|Career vs. CLE||40||122||12||22||2||0||3||17||7||40||4||1||.180||.237||.270||.507|
|Home (this year)||49||174||14||36||9||1||3||17||9||55||9||0||.207||.250||.322||.572|
|Day (this year)||27||89||9||14||4||0||3||9||8||35||3||0||.157||.242||.303||.546|
|Last game vs. CLE||4||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||3||0||0||.000||.000||.000||.000|
|Career vs. Danny Salazar||3||1||0||0||0||0||3||2||1||0||.333||.667||.333||1.000|
|Last 10 Games||Season To Date|
|28 Aug||CLE||T -||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.205||.265||.322||.588|
|27 Aug||CLE||W 7-0||4||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||3||0||0||.205||.265||.322||.588|
|26 Aug||CLE||L 1-12||4||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||2||0||0||.208||.268||.327||.595|
|25 Aug||CLE||W 9-0||4||1||1||0||0||1||3||0||1||0||0||.211||.272||.331||.603|
|Changed team from HOU to TEX|
|9 Aug||@MIN||W 7-5||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1||0||.210||.272||.322||.594|
|8 Aug||@MIN||L 1-3||3||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1||0||0||.210||.272||.322||.594|
|7 Aug||TEX||L 3-5||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.212||.274||.325||.600|
|5 Aug||TEX||W 5-0||4||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1||0||0||.212||.274||.325||.600|
|4 Aug||TOR||L 1-4||2||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||2||0||0||.215||.278||.330||.608|
|2 Aug||TOR||L 1-2||4||1||1||1||0||0||0||0||1||0||0||.217||.280||.332||.612|